The sun had just set over Anfield and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again when the fireworks began to explode into the twilight.
A signal went out across Merseyside. The drought was finally over for Liverpool.
At first there have been just a dozen supporters who watching on phones and listening on radios outside this hallowed stadium. They were soon surrounded by a sea of thousands snaking from the doorway to the Kop past the The Albert Pub to the Hillsborough memorial.
And as darkness eventually engulfed Liverpool’s home on this mid-summer’s evening, a red haze of smoke began to light the skies.
Waving flares and flags, Liverpool’s faithful found how to share this moment together on Thursday, even during a pandemic. It’s hard to remain apart when a three-decade mission has been accomplished, albeit the crowning moment came without Liverpool players being on the sector .
The squad had to observe on television, a bit like the fans, as second-place Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea and left Liverpool 23 points ahead . With seven games to travel , Liverpool can’t be caught.
“This is bliss, 61-year-old fan Francis Murphy said as fans clambered onto the most Stand behind him. I even have supported all of them my life and to travel 30 years without winning the league really hurts. But we are back, and Liverpool will stay back.”
J rgen Klopp, the German manager who has restored a winning mentality to Liverpool together with his brand of heavy metal football, already led the club its sixth European club title last year.
If i attempted to start out talking about it again i will be able to start crying again which doesn’t work rather well , Klopp said.
I am completely overwhelmed. i do not know, it is a mixture of everything. i’m relieved, i’m happy, i’m proud. The twice-weekly COVID-19 testing that allowed the Premier League to resume last week after a 100-day suspension enabled Klopp to hitch his squad and staff for a viewing of the sport from Stamford Bridge.